12 August 2011

Under Lock and Key

I shared this earlier this week over on the Our Craft Lounge blog - I love this yummy vintage Under Lock & Key set!

I created a little peek-a-boo window by lightly drawing a frame on my patterned paper in the spot that I wanted my stamped image to show through. Then, using scissors, I cut diagonal lines from the center to each corner. I didn’t worry about cutting them particularly straight, as I planned to distress the edges anyway. Once each triangle had been cut, I flipped the patterned paper over and sponged each one individually (the backside of the patterned paper was plain white, which wouldn’t have matched!). I then lined my patterned paper up with my card stock and lightly traced another frame on the card stock, in the area the stamp would be. Using my stamp-a-ma-jig, I inked up my stamp and placed it perfectly!

I used a pencil to roll the triangular pieces outwards, and then added loads of hand-stitching to the card. I finished it up by adding the ticket and fussy cutting two skeleton keys (also part of the stamp set).

It's challenge day over on the OCL Blog. Today they have a great color challenge for you, so head over to check it out!

Don't forget about my weekly blog candy! Check the Stampendous Saturday post for details :)

Stamps: Under Lock & Key (Our Craft Lounge)
Card Stock: PTI Kraft, Prismatics Cream
Patterned Paper: Basic Grey Scarlett's Letter
Ink: Tim Holtz Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy, Walnut Stain
Accessories: thread, Tim Holtz ticket
Tools: needle, stamp-a-ma-jig
Technique: hand-stitching


Jan Marie said...

I just LOVE this card, Taylor. . .love the peek-a-boo window and the colors and the embossing and the vintage and the. . .well, I think you get the drift! Beautiful work! Blessings!

Barb's Boys Inspired said...

Really love this!